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1st Bn The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

THE REGIMENTAL FREEDOM MARCHES

Since its formation in 1994 the Regiment has been honoured by being granted the Freedom of Devises, Gloucester, Reading, Wallingford and Windsor. To exercise its freedom, the Regiment has the privilege of marching through these 'Freedom Towns' with Drums beating, bayonets fixed and Colours flying. These privileges had been granted in the past to the former Regiments of Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire, and in the Case of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment those previously granted the the Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments were ratified and maintained during its service, with the Regiment exercising its right on a number of occasions.

In exercising this privilege shortly after the presentation of the Colours it enabled the Regiment the opportunity of presenting itself to the counties before foreign service came its way. 

 

THE FREEDOM TOWNS and CITY
Coat of Arms Bristol

Bristol

12th October 2002

R.G.B.W. Bristol 12th October 2002

The Battalion form square on College green, Bristol

Coat of Arms Wallingford

Wallingford 

23rd March 1995

 
Coat of Arms Reading

Reading

 26th April 1995

Col in Chief inspects parade at Reading

The Colonel-in chief inspects the parade at Reading

Coat of Arms Gloucester

Gloucester

 28th April 1995

Mayor inspects parade in Gloucester

The Mayor inspects the parade on College Green

Coat of Arms Devises

Devises

 17th September 1995

Col of Regt with Mayor of Devises

The Mayor of Devises with the Colonel of the Regiment

WINDSOR

17th February 2000

The Colours of the Regiment at Windsor

The colour party marches past Windsor Castle. This parade postponed from June 1999 for operational reasons

 
 
                             
 
                        
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